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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

1911George Bernard Shaw's "Fanny's First Play" premieres in London

1986Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

1951Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1991Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1932Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later

1932President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

1909Joan of Arc receives beatification

April 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

1981Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

1979Kate Hudson, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree)

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

1721Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

April 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1956US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1997Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

1882Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

1967Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

April 19th Deaths
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